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Acer TravelMate 5740G


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For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 5740G specifications page.

NameAcer TravelMate 5740G
ProcessorIntel Core™ i5-430M/i5-520M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/2.93/3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Core™ i3-330M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.13 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

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Df, 2013/08/31 11:29

My version of 5740G has Broadcom WiFi device which is not supported out of the box in “totally free” distros like Debian. Graphic card (Radeon 5470) sometimes keeps high temperatures with free driver and some distros (liku Ubuntu) doesn't recognize it properly after installation of Catalyst.

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